Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines hosts job fair in GB

FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA – Dozens of Grand Bahamians had the chance to sign up for immediate employment opportunities on Thursday morning; thanks to a job fair hosted by Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines (RCCL) which is in search of approximately 100 new associates to staff its “Perfect Day,” getaway at Coco Cay. The cruise line hosted […]

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Pelican Bay leads the charge in promoting GB

Highlights newly renovated hotel at CHTA 2019 Marketplace   FREEPORT, BAHAMAS – With more than $4 million invested in room renovations last year, Pelican Bay seized the opportunity to promote their new décor and upgraded facilities at the recent 2019 Caribbean Hotel Tourism Association’s (CHTA) Caribbean Travel Marketplace held in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Known as […]

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Revitalization of Downtown Nassau underway, says PM

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis has confirmed that plans for the revitalization of historic downtown Nassau are underway and will realize jobs and business opportunities for Bahamians. He was contributing to the debate in the House of Assembly Wednesday on the Resolution to Convey Property and Land from the Government of The […]

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Four years after fire, BAMSI to get new dorms this Fall

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Four years after an act of arson devastated the dormitories at the Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI) in North Andros, the compound is expected to rise from the ashes with the introduction of its newly-built dormitories in Fall 2019, according to Dr. Rovenia Hanna Executive Director of BAMSI. Dr. Hanna […]

BCA shares views on govt.’s affordable housing programme

NASSAU, BAHAMAS –  As members of the Bahamian Contractors’ Association (BCA) met on Wednesday to discuss the government’s newly-announced housing scheme proposed for Fox Hill, one member expressed that the venture will greatly benefit small business owners and prospective homeowners. “That [housing programme] should be a good thing for smaller contractors. The small contractors now […]

PM arrives in GB for meeting on the ‘Grand Port’

Cabinet also to hold meeting today in nation’s second city   FREEPORT, BAHAMAS – Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis and Ministers of the Cabinet arrived at the Grand Bahama International Airport on Monday for an informational meeting on the ‘Grand Port’ – Freeport’s newest cruise port. The meeting was held yesterday at the Foster B. Pestaina Centre […]

PM highlights anchor projects for Family Islands

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Highlighting several multi-million-dollar projects eyed for the Family Islands that are expected to boost the economies of those communities, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis said last night the Tyrsoz Family has proposed a $580 million investment in South Abaco for the development of a five-star residential resort and marina. The project will […]

Proposed $250M Sterling Hurricane Hole project to boost economy

3,000 construction jobs and 500 full and part-time jobs upon completion   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Sterling Global Financial, a multi-faceted financial services firm, broke ground for a multimillion-dollar development on Paradise Island on Friday morning. Both Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis and Dionisio D’Aguilar, Minister of Tourism and Aviation have touted the project as a […]

Ministry of Works to tackle, complete several projects

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Ministry of Works revealed on Thursday that a number of public works projects are currently underway throughout The Bahamas. Melanie Roach, Director of Public Works, revealed that massive road repairs, which began in early 2018, are still underway and will continue throughout the remainder of 2019. “On a continuous basis we […]

NAD seeks three-star or higher rated hotel for LPIA

The Nassau Airport Development Company’s (NAD) request for proposals (RFP) for a hotel at Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) calls for the development of a restaurant, fitness centre, meeting space, according to the document. NAD hopes to enhance LPIA with an international branded, full service, three-star or higher rated airport. The hotel is also expected […]

NAD issues RFP for LPIA hotel

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) today issued a request for proposals (RFP) for bidders to design, finance, construct and operate an on-site hotel at Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA). As outlined in the RFP, potential bidders will be required to register for a mandatory pre-submission meeting and site visit. Bidders can […]

LRA Old Bahama Bay Limited prepares for transition

FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA – As of today, January 21, 2019, Old Bahama Bay Limited (OBB), will temporarily close their marina operations, in order to make proper arrangements for a future operator. “OBB has previously provided appropriate lease termination notice to its tenant, Island Ventures Resort and Club, Ltd. (IVRC), which has also been affirmed by […]

In-house insurance on the horizon for Bahamian contractors

NASSAU, BAHAMAS- Once an official contractors board has been established, contractors will be able to take advantage of in-house insurance. The announcement came Wednesday from Ministry of Works Registrar Omar Archer, who was present at The Bahamas Contractors Association’s monthly meeting at the west location of the Poop Deck Restaurant. “I was in confirmation last […]

Archer outlines strict guidelines for foreign contractors

Nominees for contractor’s board passed on to Minister of Works   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – While the nominees of those persons who will comprise a Construction Contractors Board have been passed on to the Minister of Works for approval, Ministry of Works Registrar Omar Archer stressed that once the board is formalized, foreign contractors will not […]

NAD to Release Airport Hotel RFP on January 21

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Officials at the Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) are seeking proponents to design, finance, construct and operate an on-site hotel at Lynden Pindling International Airport. On Monday, January 21, the company will issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) document outlining details required to bid on the proposed airport hotel project. Final proposal submissions […]

Moore suggests Oban pushback premature

Despite repeated calls from the opposition and environmentalists for the Minnis administration to scrap the Oban Energies deal, founding member of the Free National Movement (FNM) Maurice Moore suggested that push is premature. While Moore acknowledged the government did not execute the original agreement “carefully enough before they made a communication on it”, he pointed […]

CIBC FirstCaribean funds over $1.8 billion in infrastructure projects

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Regional bank, CIBC First Caribbean has provided over USD$1.8 billion in funding for infrastructure projects over the past three years. Of that amount, USD$500 million have gone to support energy utility companies in the Bahamas, Aruba, Curacao and Jamaica said the bank’s Chief Executive Officer Colette Delaney as she delivered remarks at […]